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When? (Luke 17:20-37)

Martin Woodier, October 18, 2020
Part of the Guest Speakers series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

We are often asking, "When?" about some big issues of life. If you have some sort of faith that might well include the thought of, "When is God going to sort it all out?" We will be looking at what Jesus has to say when He was asked a question like this.

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About Martin Woodier: Martin is Pastor of a one year old church plant in Keighley: Emmanuel Church. He is also Co-Pastor of the sending church, South Craven Evangelical Church, alongside Paul Gamston. He originally came from Leicester to Yorkshire in 1982 to study maths and support a small church plant in Leeds. He pastored Bethel Church in Otley for 30 years and has been involved in training church members and potential leaders (including quite a few people from DEC!). He was married to Kim for 32 years before the Lord took her home in 2016; he has three grown-up children and three grandchildren.
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Luke 17:20-37

20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”

22 And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them. 24 For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— 30 so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. 35 There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.” 37 And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.” (ESV)

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